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Carrying babies upright makes them secure, poised

Babies carried upright by their parents grow into more self-assured and poised kids compared to those who are just made to sit in prams, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist."We are struck by how emotionally secure,

IANS IANS Updated on: January 16, 2013 15:10 IST

Diamond, who spent 50 years working with traditional societies in New Guinea, notes that basic parenting methods which have been discarded by the West but are being followed in more traditional societies, could benefit children.

"That's surely the result of how they are raised as children. I think that we can foster those admirable qualities in our own children, by emulating some hunter-gatherer child-rearing practices," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

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